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May 21, 2019

China
China’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure investment effort in history. But is it also a plan to remake the global balance of power?

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March 28, 2012

Iran
Follow Rather than Fight the Private Sector on Tactical Stockpile Releases

Anticipation is heating up around another release of oil and petroleum products from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), likely in coordination with the United Kingdom, France, and possibly o…

Follow Rather than Fight the Private Sector on Tactical Stockpile Releases

March 12, 2012

Iran
From Tehran with Love

As the Iranian oil embargo begins to bite, the widespread assumption is that this should hurt Iran’s oil revenues and government budgets, hopefully inflicting enough economic pain to bring them to th…

From Tehran with Love

March 4, 2012

Iran
Revisiting High Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy

Given how oil is back in the media spotlight and as oil markets brace for the implementation of the Iranian oil embargo, it seems as good a time as any to revisit the question of high oil prices and …

Revisiting High Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy

May 10, 2019

Climate Change
A Federalist U.S. Approach to Remaining in the Paris Climate Accord

A version of this blog was originally published at The Hill website. Guest blogger Daniel Scheitrum, assistant professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, cont…

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

April 1, 2011

Heads of State and Government
Reducing Oil Imports Won’t Help

This is a guest post from Daniel Ahn, a new adjunct fellow for energy at CFR. As you’ll see from the post, he and I don’t entirely agree on the President’s energy speech. It’s great to have a diversi…

February 4, 2011

Financial Markets
Improving Energy Market Regulation

Overview Highs and volatile energy prices have driven the regulation of commodity financial markets to the forefront of the U.S. and G20 policy agendas, including the upcoming 2011 G20 meeting in …

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March 20, 2019

Vietnam
The Evolution of U.S.–Vietnam Ties

Once locked in war, Vietnam and the United States have built mature ties rooted in mutual economic and security interests.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump welcomes Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the White House, Washington, DC.

March 14, 2019

India
American Media Should Stop Soft-Pedalling and Call a Terrorist a Terrorist

This article was originally published in the Times of India. Why is it so difficult for US media to use the word “terrorism” in the context of South Asia? Escalating tensions between India and …

Masood Azhar is surrounded by Pakistani police and his armed guards at Islamabad's Lal Mosque (Red Mosque) in Melody Market January 27, 2000.

March 7, 2019

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Lingering Specter of Nuclear War

Technological innovation and strategic competition appear to be increasing the risk of nuclear war. Mending the fraying international nuclear nonproliferation and arms control regimes should be a top…

A vehicle carrying a Russian Topol-M ICBM drives across Red Square in a Victory Day Parade in Moscow on May 9, 2008.